Thursday, February 28, 2013

Private Alley Off Sherwin

                     The original post that was to be published this morning vanished into thin air (the hazards of modern writing). This blogger should've been tipped off that this post was acting wonky because when saving it, the post stayed stuck farther down on the list instead of jumping to the top.

             Walking down this alley off of Sherwin and happening upon this private alley feels like something out of H.P. Lovecraft. It is a very strange old weird forgotten section of the city. This alley is behind the doomed Shambhala. You can see the lake at the end of the alley, and the three flat brick building looks tiny next to the giant neighbor.


Helen said...

This certainly isn't the only private alley in Rogers Park. Half of the alley along the east side of the el tracks between Fargo and Jarvis now belongs to Elite Auto. That used to be my shortcut to Loyola Park. Farther south along the same alley, it again becomes private.

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Correct Helen.

You can still cut through that section when Elite Auto is open for business, a smart use for an old section of alley.